Welcome to Wildwater Canoeing

Wildwater Canoeing is a discipline of canoe racing, also known as Wildwater Racing and Whitewater Racing. The wildwater time trial is the purest of whitewater racing forms - the athlete, the river, the clock.

A racing performance is the result of physical conditioning, skill and harmony with the water - and is the only sport where social paddling is necessary to achieve a peak performance. Beautiful water, scenery and companionship make the Wild Water Racing experience compelling. The competitor is free to take whichever route on the river they desire, a freedom of racing unsurpassed in the whitewater world. 

Wildwater Canoeing is governed by the British Canoe Union, and managed through GB Canoeing.

Latest News

  • The results from the Tees races at the weekend have been published.



  • Todays Barrow result are available on the wild water for fun facebook page

  • The results from the race on the River Lea have been published.

  • The Hamble race at the weekend took place in challenging conditions with a 25mph wind, tides and a 2 mile course.

    Well done to all those who competed but a special mention needs to be made of U12 Philip Smith of Winchester and District Canoe Club, the youngest competitor by far to take part.

    Regional results

    Wavehopper results

  • A very good turnout for the first Irwell race of the 2014/15 season.


  • The Warden to Hexham WWR race has changed date to the 30th November. Race poster with more details to follow...

  • Race organisers

    There was a slight change to the WWR rules at the acm and race organisers are now asked to pay a levy of 50p per paddler for regional events and £1.00 for national events, subject to the race  organiser not being out of pocket. This is a considerable reduction to the previous rule stating 50% of entry fees should be paid to the WWR committee. This money will go towards supporting other WWR events.

    We trust in the honesty of each race organiser to pay these fees. The fees can be paid either by sending a cheque to:

    Wendy Hockenhul at the BCU office:

    National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU

  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Brathay race originally scheduled for 30th November will now take place on the 14th December.

Season planning

Posted in Coaches Blog

Hi Race Team members

As the end of the competition season has arrived it is time to review our personal achievements over the past 12 months.

Did we set goals – did we reach or surpass them? List your achievements over the past year in paddlesport and other areas of your life. Identify where you have succeeded and where you have failed – do you know why things have not always gone as planed

Remember it's good to fail!! It shows you are pushing at the limits of your current abilities.

Remember the Olympic ice skater who fell on her backside 10,000 times before gaining the gold medal.

Managing Race Day

Posted in Coaches Blog

Well, we have done as much as we can do now, race day is almost upon us. We have prepared well, been consistent in our training and we have put the skills work in on the whitewater. We now just need to make sure we give ourselves the best opportunity to put a great race performance. As Claudine Le Roux says, "Success is choice not chance" - a great performance is a result of dedication and planning. So lets make sure we plan the critical last bit right up and through our race.

So on that theme I wanted to draw attention to the planning process for race day, and just highlight how much actually goes on - and really how we do not have a great deal of time. By planning well we can keep our inner chimp happy (the one which wants to be irrational and can affect our performances). Robbie Anderson indicated to the squad at a recent traning weekend, your chimp likes structure - not having a race day plan is like poking it with a stick! 

Grow Our Sport

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Raising awareness and participation in a great paddling discipline!

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Everyone is most welcome!!

Mentor Scheme

Have you an interest in helping a young athlete reach their full potential ?

...With just a couple of hours a week to offer...you could be part of the next big success story!

The Young Paddler Mentoring Scheme aims to assist and grow the sport from the ground up. For more details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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